Folk by the Oak

15th July 2018

Location: Hatfield House, Herts


Review: 2017

Folk by the Oak is a one day event that takes place in the leafy green parkland of Hatfield House. It is just outside London, but feels a million miles away.

They say:

From the intimacy of our Acorn Stage to the open air festival buzz of our Main Stage, we will bring you award winning musicians and inspiring new talent in one memorable day.

Our carefully curated stages are complemented by our lovingly hand-picked caterers and craftspeople. For our younger ‘Folk by the Oakers’ we have a world of creative workshops to discover onsite as well as our dedicated family friendly area.

We want all our smaller Folk by the Oakers to enjoy the festival as much as the grown-ups! We have lovingly gathered together as many magical, unique and imaginative activities for them to discover.

Out and About

Dotted around the festival site are many activities and workshops so be sure to explore everywhere!

Previous activities have included:

Folk Dance Sessions, Longbow ArcheryCeltic Crafts, Groovy Record DecoratingWillow Sculptures. Circus Skills, Traditional Fairground Stalls, Pottery and Pot Throwing, Felt Art Workshops, Knitting Workshops, Embroidery and Sewing WorkshopsWoodturning, Chocolate Decorating Activity. Slacklining School, Storytelling, Lavender Mandala, Knot Making Workshops, Henna Designs, Face Painting and Tiny Healing Gardens.

Food and Drink

One of the things that makes Folk by the Oak stand out is that they actively encourage attendees to bring a picnic and drinks along to enjoy on the grass. A great range of lovely food and drinks providers are, of course, also available.


The music is unsurprisingly folk-inspired thoughout the festival, and is perfect for a lazy summer afternoon. In 2017, the mighty Levellers headlined.

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